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MONTREAL, Feb. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V:PYR), (the "Corporation" or "PyroGenesis") a Corporation that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today that it has completed a private placement. The Corporation issued and sold an aggregate amount of 3,271,429 units of the Corporation (the "Units") at a price of $0.70 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $2,290.000.30 to the Corporation (the "Private Placement").

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Corporation (a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $1.25 until August 9th, 2019. Each Unit will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of closing.

In connection with the Private Placement, the Corporation will pay finder fees in the amount of $123,200 and issue 88,000 finder’s compensation warrants to the agents.

The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used by the Corporation for general corporate purposes. The Private Placement is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) as well as other customary closing conditions.

“We are happy to announce that we have decided to avail ourselves of this funding opportunity which provides us with necessary capital to move forward with a number of initiatives, and which will have an immediate impact on 2018 revenues,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “As noted, the proceeds from the Private Placement will be used by the Corporation for general corporate purposes which will also include constructing a badly needed second DROSRITE™ demonstration system, which is expected to cost under $200,000 and be completed within 3 months.  In our press release of February 1st,2018, we noted that the current demonstration unit is fully booked to September 2018 in India/Asia, and our lack of a second demonstration system is impeding our ability to close additional contracts sooner as there is demand for paid demonstrations in North America. Building and putting in service a second demonstration unit increases the probability that PyroGenesis will be profitable in 2018 from DROSRITE™ system sales alone, and not just from a cash flow basis.”

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States, unless an exemption from such registration is available.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "may", "plan", "will", "estimate", "continue", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "in the process" and other similar expressions which constitute "forward- looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation's current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new  product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation's ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact: Rodayna Kafal, VP, Investor Relations and Strategic Business Development, Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: ir@pyrogenesis.com or rkafal@pyrogenesis.com

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